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Ocean Blue

(Ref. 959105)

Porthtowan, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Been coming to Porthtowan for years and this is one of the best properties we have stayed in."

    We will be recommending to our family and friends very clean and well equipped and well positioned. Had one minor query whilst at the property which was sorted immediately with no problem whatsoever by the owner. Had a wonderful stay.

    Thanks for a great review and so happy you enjoyed your stay at our property. It was no problem to change the hot water timings via the app on my phone and glad you texted me to request it. Will be very happy to welcome you and your friends and family back to Ocean Blue any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had the most wonderful week at Ocean Blue in Porthtowan."

    The accommodation is ideally situated close to all of the amenities, restaurants, coastal paths and within minutes of Porthtowan’s stunning beach. We had a very comfortable stay and the property was spotless and well appointed with everything you could need. The welcome gift was a lovely added touch too! We would certainly recommend Ocean Blue. Thank you for having us :)

    It makes us so happy when our guests love Porthtowan and Ocean Blue as much as we do. Thank you so much for your lovely review - you’re welcome back any time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2023

  • "Apartment was really clean, well equipped and in a perfect location for us to enjoy a family holiday with 2 children."

    We had a fabulous week being so close to a gorgeous beach with huge rock pools to play in at low tide and great facilities nearby - we enjoyed the play park and Unicorn beer garden every evening. We visited a few other beaches/places a short drive away (Portreath beach, St Agnes, Chapel Porth, Falmouth for shopping and Padstow). All worth a visit and so many other places close by to choose from we wish we could have stayed in the apartment longer and can’t wait to come to Cornwall again!

    Thanks for the great review and we’re so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved Cornwall! We’d welcome you back to stay at Ocean Blue any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Huw5.0Aug 2023

  • "We LOVED our stay here!"

    We travelled as a couple with our two young children. The apartment was a perfect size for us, the beds were comfortable, and we had everything we needed. The location was amazing - 2 minutes walk to the beach, a playground just outside (which the kids loved) and 2 great restaurants / pubs. The village has all you need for a holiday - a little shop, fish and chips, a souvenir shop and surf lessons. Plus, the sunset is incredible. We did lots of walking from straight outside - bring walking boots. I would HIGHLY recommend it here!

    Wow! What a fantastic review. Thank you so much and it always makes us happy to hear how much our guests love our beautiful village and apartment. So glad you got to enjoy the amazing sunsets over the ocean. They are the best in the world Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roisin5.0Aug 2023

  • "This holiday apartment is a must for your next holiday to Cornwall!"

    Booking through the website was simple. We received contact from the owner in advance with details. On arrival we accessed the property and found it to be well furnished, clean , tidy and presented with well thought out decor. There was the welcome sight, after a long journey to get there, of fresh flowers, tea , coffee, scones, jam, clotted cream, fudge, and other essentials (washing up liquid, soap, towels, shampoo, shower gel etc.). There was milk in the fridge. Welcome book included instructions for equipment in the apartment, leaflets for local attractions, and maps. The bathroom is a good size with seperate bath and shower. The kids were captivated by the in built tv / mirror in the bathroom. The small balcony overlooks the playground and local pub, and you can see the sea to the left… which is lovely to watch the sun set whilst the waves crash. The beach is a 2 minute walk away. There is a Fish and Chip shop also down the road (note it does only sell Fish and Chips… Cod Haddock and nothing else) The village itself is small it that’s what you want on a holiday like this. There is a cafe and ice cream shop nearby. The Victory Inn pub is a short drive away but worth it. A very nice holiday location.

    Thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to host you and glad you loved our apartment and Porthtowan. You’re welcome back any time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn3.8Aug 2023

  • "Great place for a beach holiday."

    Lots of lovely walks and places to visit around. Clean apartment with everything you need.

    It's always lovely to read positive feedback. Thanks for leaving such a lovely review and so happy you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Porthtowan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Jul 2023

  • "Very nice clean and tidy property located just perfect for the beach."

    Thank you for the thoughtful welcome pack, it was certainly appreciated after the long journey.

    Thanks for the great review and delighted you enjoyed your week. We hope to welcome you back again to Ocean Blue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely appartment in a lovely location."

    Thanks for your great feedback. We're so happy you enjoyed Porthtowan and your stay at Ocean Blue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very nice premises ,clean and tidy ,the sofa was not very comfortable,we were concerned about the saftey of the balcony as it seemed unstable under foot ."

    Over priced .

    Thank you for your feedback and we're really glad you liked our apartment. The balconies for all the apartments are actually scheduled to be replaced in a major renovation in the next 12 months (and to be made twice as large!!!!) but in the meantime they are absolutely safe! The sofa is 8 years old now and we will be replacing it with a new one in January 2023 so apologies if you found it uncomfortable. Update - brand new sofa was delivered January 2023 as promised!!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Sep 2022

  • "Very nice apartment but I felt it was a bit small for 3 of us and as such thought it was a bit overpriced."

    Thanks for your feedback and we're delighted that you liked our apartment. There are photographs on the website which show the size and layout of each room, plus a full description of the apartment, so I hope you did not feel that you had been given incorrect information prior to booking Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay and the apartment was lovely, the location was fantastic."

    the only thing we struggled with was the shower, it had way to much power and also there was no way to fix the shower head to stay in one position as it was quite loose. The excessive water pressure caused the shower head to move constantly making it very difficult to use. other than that it was a brilliant place to stay.

    Thanks for your positive feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay. We will be down at the property next month and will organise a plumber to fix the shower head and water pressure Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Jul 2022

  • "Great stay, we throughly enjoyed our visit."

    Apartment was exceptionally well equipped and in a beautiful location.

    We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Ocean Blue and thanks for the positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have had a great holiday which was hassle free."

    In light of having to cancel previously we have nothing but praise for the efficiency of Sykes. Ocean Blue was perfect. The location next to an inn and playpark and closeness to the sea was great. Only issue would be to suggest that a hair dryer be available to use please.

    Thanks for your positive comments and delighted you enjoyed your stay. Your suggestion is a good one and we have now put a hair dryer in the main bedroom for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by S4.7Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic apartment, location, beach and people."

    We had a wonderful time! Only down side is that we looked to book again next year and prices have gone up by £650 a week and at £260 a night a family of four like us are completely priced out, what a shame!

    Thanks for your great feedback and I'm sorry we won't be welcoming you again next year ☹ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very well designed apartment, small but had everything we needed (only thing missing would be a dishwasher but we can survive without!"

    ). Very well equipped kitchen with plastic items for the beach which was much appreciated. Noisy building work downstairs but understandably that is outside of your control. Great location for a family with young children.

    Thank you for your positive feedback! The renovation works in the downstairs apartment are very frustrating but will be completed by the end of 2021. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy4.4Jul 2021

  • "I emailed twice to complain about the disruptive renovations taking place in the flatt below."

    All manner of power drills. Could not call as no signal in Town. Only holiday in three years was ruined. Builders even knocked on door seeking access to balcony to make it safe. Can't believe it wasn't easy to get hold of you on Monday when it all started. I will be lodging an official complaint soon.

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Jul 2021

  • "The apartment was excellent, really well appointed and comfortable."

    Cleanliness of the apartment was exceptional , we had no worries re Covid.

    Thanks for your fantastic comments! We really appreciate the feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eveline5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location, lovely beach only 2 minutes walk from the apartment."

    Porthtowan is quiet though gas all you are likely to need in terms of essentials, and you can see that the locals look after the place. If you need more extensive shopping options, Redruth and Camborne are 15 - 20 minutes drive. Apartment itself is well presented and very well equipped. Milk, tea, coffee, fruit juice at fudge on arrival were nice touches.

    Thanks for your positive feedback. We really appreciate it Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ewan4.7May 2021

  • "Had a brilliant stay, really enjoyed it would definitely stay again ☺️ The only negative was the sofa it was too soft for me and hurt my back."

    We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and take on board your comments about the sofa. One challenge during Covid was that we had to remove the loose cushions which provide additional back support, but they are now back in place Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4May 2021

  • "Flat is in a great position for great, access to the beach and drives to other parts of Cornwall."

    Flat is very well-furnished with everything we needed. Steps are quite steep for anyone with mobility problems.

    Thanks for your positive feedback. The steps are actually being replaced during winter 2021 and the new steps will be less steep Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Apr 2021

  • "I was disappointed when I first saw the row of apartments but once inside the disappointment disappeared."

    The apartment was lovely, modern and very clean.

    Thanks for your positive comments. The apartment exteriors, including front and back balconies, are being extensively refurbished over the next 18 months which will hopefully negate any future disappointment! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great apartment in an outstanding location, a stones throw from the beach and the village amenities."

    We had a great holiday and enjoyed the location so much that we intend to return next year.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was small but perfectly formed, with a fantastic view and great location near the beach."

    Loved the blue bar and beach cafe nearby with the kids play park right outside.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Jul 2019

  • "This is a great beach apartment, so close to everything in Porthtowan."

    It was lovely and clean when we arrived. The kids can play on the playground just outside where you can see them and the food at the Porthtowan Beach cafe is amazing. One thing that was a bit frustrating was that the hot water only comes on for two hours in the morning and the evening. If you’ve all been in the sea, there is not enough water in the middle of the afternoon for 4 of you to have a shower. The tv in the bathroom looks great but we couldn’t figure out how to turn it on or find a remote for it anywhere?

    Thank you very much for your feedback, regarding the hot water and the TV remote, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. We have spoken with the owners and they have confirmed that the hot water does come on three times a day, at 06.00 to 09.00, 13.00 to 15.00 and 18.00 to 20.00, so there is plenty of hot water.​ We apologise that the remote control for the TV in the bathroom is broken, a replacement is being sourced and will be in the property in a few weeks. We look forward to seeing you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4May 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday in this part of cornwall ."

    The apartment was lovely

    Reviewed by Carol4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely location, very sweet apartment but pretty dated and quite small for two teenagers and two adults would look for something a bit larger next time perhaps."

    Lovely view from balcony but again very small and we were a bit disappointed we weren’t permitted to have a bbq on it (although it’d have been very tight!) so we were watching the people below having theirs every night instead

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.1Jul 2018

  • "Just returned from a lovely stay at Ocean Blue in Porthtowan, beautiful location and lovely views from the apartment."

    The apartment is well equipped and is home from home, the cream tea on arrival was welcomed! The only thing that let’s it down is the garden of the one below, but that let’s all of the apartments down and is out of the owners control. It is well placed to travel around Cornwall and would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jul 2018

  • "Location to the amazing beach was fabulous, we didn't want to come home."

    This holiday was in my top three of all time, all of our Sykes holidays have been of a very high standard.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2018

  • "The accommodation would be even better with a dishwasher installed."

    One person left a review stating that there was a dishwasher in the accommodation. I did not use the shower as the water overflowed and was all over the bathroom floor. The picture of the property portrayed the balcony as being larger than it was. It was lovely to sit on the balcony and watch the world go by! The flat under "Ocean Blue" has a very unkempt garden which does distract from the property. Possibly a word to the owner of that accommodation could be made to tidy up the garden. We had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable time at "Ocean Blue".

    Reviewed by K4.1Jul 2018

  • "Fantastic location for the beautiful beach and for exploring Cornwall' not too far from anywhere."

    The apartment building is shabby from the outside but all worries disappeared the minute we opened the apartment door. Beautiful, clean and comfortable, it was all that we could have wanted. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2018

  • "Great position next to beach good for families or couples few steps up to top ..."

    Great position next to beach good for families or couples few steps up to top floor you do need a car beds comfy great bathroom all you need in kitchen would definitely stay here again reel handy for exploring cornwall

    Reviewed by Brian4.7May 2018

  • "Splendid beach."

    The apartment was spotlessly clean with all modern facilities - washing machine, drier, dish washer, iron, high chair, fridge, freezer, TV, video and splendid views. Quiet. Parking for one car, and a car is a must.

    Reviewed by Charles4.6Sep 2017

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  • All on the first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip linkable to a kingsize, on request)
  • Bathroom: bath with shower over, separate shower, basin, WC, TV
  • Open plan living room with kitchen and dining area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Balcony
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Sorry no pets or smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Note: Ten external steps up to first floor.

The property

Ocean Blue in Porthtowan is perfect for families and couples seeking a beachside retreat.

With a sandy beach within paces and gorgeous sea views from the living room and balcony, it is buckets and spades at the ready!

Ocean Blue offers welcoming, comfy and contemporary-styled accommodation, nestled within a small development of apartments almost on the beach.

Taking advantage of its first floor position, there are glorious elevated views towards the ocean and lush countryside.

The interior is fresh and homely with an open-plan living room with dining area and kitchen and patio doors to the sunny balcony.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the bijou table and bench in the Cornish air.

There are two serene bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with two singles.

Restful sleep is a given after a soak in the bathroom.

Set amidst this coastal hot-spot in a vibrant village community, there are foodie pubs, a delicious deli cafe, the famed Blue Bar cafe/restaurant and a little supermarket all within a few minutes walk.

Porthtowan Beach is ideal for play, picnics and swimming, with surf school, boards and wetsuits for hire and seasonal lifeguard patrol.

Ramblers will enjoy the scenic delights along the coastal footpath.

There are so many beautiful beaches to discover along the north Atlantic coast.

Trevaunance Cove at St Agnes is a worthy walk; reward yourself with a real ale and hearty grub from the famed Driftwood Spars inn.

Maritime favourite Falmouth on the south coast is reached within a half hour drive.

Peruse the harbour, choice of beaches, museum, eateries for all appetites and galleries lining the charismatic lanes.

What more do you need from a beside-the-sea bolthole?

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About the location


St Agnes 4 miles; Portreath 4 miles; Truro 9 miles.

Porthtowan is a small village resting on west Cornwall’s beautiful coastline, renowned for its Blue Flag beach, which at low tide exposes almost a mile and a half of fine, golden sands. Fringed by impressive granite cliffs, the beach is a popular surfing venue and is lifeguarded during the summer, making it ideal for families. Porthtowan is part of the St Agnes designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and there are some wonderful walks to be found, offering vivid scenery along the South West Coast Path, whether you choose to head east to St Agnes or west to Portreath. The towns of St Ives and Penzance, with their art galleries, restaurants and quaint harbours, are half an hour’s drive away, whilst Flambards Theme Park, The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, and the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station are just a few of the other diverse attractions scattered around this picturesque region. A great base for a varied family break.

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Note: Ten external steps up to first floor.
Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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  • Christmas